Hand foot mouth disease

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What is hand foot mouth disease?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is characterized as a contagious viral infection caused by a coxsackievirus. It is a common infection in young children, symptoms include blisters, sores, a rash on the hands, feet and sometimes the bum and legs.

Common symptoms reported by people with hand foot mouth disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hand foot mouth disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with hand foot mouth disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hand foot mouth disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Paxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
mood swings sweating
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hand foot mouth disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hand foot mouth disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 4
40s 0
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 7

These charts show data from hand foot mouth disease patients who have completed their condition history
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